The SEEC is starting to plan for next year, so we are sharing the  2016-17 SEEC Professional Learning
Opportunities Catalog  to communicate the potential offerings we have identified.
Knowing that the  SEEC Professional Development Calendar is based on the interests and needs of our member  schools,  teachers, staff, and administrators, we have asked your principals and superintendents to respond to a survey about the offerings.

Please review the attached catalog, and if you see a topic that interests you, please contact your principals or superintendent soon! 

N.D. RTI/MTSS Conference | June 6-8, 2016
Each year the SEEC holds a statewide conference for Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). Over 300 educators come from around the state to hear from nationally known experts plus teams and individuals within North Dakota implementing these practices. 

Mark your calendar for June 6-8, 2016 at the Fargo Holiday Inn. Registration now Open!  

Feedback Sandwich: Food for Student Growth
by Carol Beaton, Beginning Teacher Network Coordinator, and Jennifer Glasheen, SEEC Director of Communication & Learning

Waiting to pick up my granddaughter from gymnastics, I had the opportunity to watch her for a few minutes. She  was working on a layout-front tuck in the tumbling pass for her floor routine. She made a diagonal pass across the large mats, and her coach stood at the corner, waiting for her. "You got the height you needed that time. Next time concentrate on rotating faster after the layout. Tuck your body tightly to help you rotate quicker. That will allow you to land it." (Learning goal: a layout front tuck)

The performance-based curricula utilize some tricks the rest of us could profit from.  Formative assessment is embedded in everything they do. As important as the assessment itself is the feedback that follows the assessment. Improvement and ultimately success in meeting the learning goal is dependent on the feedback. 
"You kept your head down. Now bring your arms all the way around to finish the swing."  (Learning goal: a good golf swing)
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What to register for today?

May 5 & 6
This is the NDREA's second offering of paraprofessional/substitute training. The workshop, and you wont want to miss it. will cover  instructional strategies identified by the Marzano Research Laboratory, as well as the correlation of these strategies to the ND State Standards.

June 6-8
Mark your calendars for the 6th annual ND RTI/MTSS Conference! Preliminary breakout session topics include: formative assessment strategies, differentiated instruction, team action planning, and more!

Program Recaps.

Director of AmeriCorps visits The North Dakota Reading Corps
The North Dakota Reading Corps and Madison Elementary hosted a site visit with Bill Basl, director of AmeriCorps, on Thursday, March 31st. Take a moment to review this  one-page recap of the visit.

Upcoming Trainings & Events
Click individual events for more details
Early Childhood Education Spring Conference  
-  Radisson Hotel (8am-4:30pm), Bismarck
SEEC Administrator MeetingKindred High School
Principal Advisory Committee   AmericInn, Valley City (9:00am-2:00pm)

5, 6
Paraprofessional/Substitute TrainingAmericInn, Valley City (8:30am-4:30pm)
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June 6, 7, 8
N.D. MTSS Conference - Holiday Inn, Fargo
Aug 2, 3
21CCLC Conference -   Avalon West, Fargo
Aug 2, 3
MDEC Writing Conference -  Central Campus High School, Minot
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